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  1. Yep, the first thing the PO said was "wait for the summary statement." I PMed you the rest.
  2. Yes. Fs and Rs have different processes. For the IC I am funded through, and a number of others, they do not percentile fellowship application scores so there is no firm payline. There are separate study sections who review fellowships, and the second stage of review (funding decisions) is not Council, but a separate group that decides on fellowships only for that application period. It's an...educated guessing game. I've been trying to link report.nih.gov for you for a few days, but it's down. There, you can pull up success rates by IC and funding mechanism. The data do not link succe
  3. I'm SLP to PhD and don't really know the PT field, but: completing the clinical degree and certification may be a definite asset throughout a PhD program and in the faculty job search. Having patient care experience gives you more insight into the public health impact of your research than someone who went straight through school. This will improve your ability to form research questions, justify the significance of those questions to funding agencies (i.e., NIH), and contextualize outcomes in ways that matter to the public. It may also be the case that available faculty positions are in clini
  4. As someone who transitioned from linguistics to SLP, my experience is that SLPs and some speech scientists within SLP/CSD don't use strict IPA. Hence, /r/ and I think some vowels (I haven't done artic since my master's program) are imprecise/adapted for American English. It was an adjustment.
  5. For physical stuff, maybe seek out yoga or meditation videos with a focus on breathing, and practice breathing with an open throat.
  6. Insurance and billing is important, too. Always learn as much as you can about that end of things.
  7. For me, it depends on what I need that day. Taking handwritten notes does help me focus in the moment, but I have tremendous difficulty rereading them later and actually using them as study instruments, especially if there's lots of unfamiliar vocabulary. So if there will be lots of memorization required, I need to type notes or have them provided on PPT or handouts. If I need to understand a process (statistics, math, signaling pathways), I'll use the strategy of taking notes to stay present and engaged for the duration of the class period, without the goal of using the notes later.
  8. Be sure to contact these programs to ensure that you can specialize in Voice. Vanderbilt has a specialty track; I'm not sure about most of the other places on your list, since I was limited to a geographic area when I searched. But I did speak to someone from UNC, and she said I would NOT be able to do a thesis in voice disorders there, which is why I didn't apply. There would not have been a faculty mentor for me; I'm not sure if that situation is permanent, or if someone was on sabbatical. If you're not looking to write a thesis, ask how many clinical rotations you'd be able to do in their v
  9. For the USU people: there's a really active FB group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109935279077833/?fref=ts
  10. Find out from your PhD program whether you are allowed to maintain outside employment.
  11. It's a rough time of year for everyone in or attached to a school, and your entire life is about to change as well. Panic shouldn't be unexpected. When it comes up, give yourself permission to feel it/be paranoid about your admission falling through for like 15 minutes, then jump into another activity. ETA: In the past 5 years, I've gotten married, had a child, moved 3 times, left 2 jobs, had my husband leave 2 jobs, completed a 2nd BS, bought a house, put it on the market, and been admitted to grad school, not all in that order. Change is stressful. You can't deny it, and you have to find
  12. True. Look at the job postings on linguistlist.org to see what's out there. (Hint: computational linguists should be just fine.)
  13. My lease is up July 1, so that's when I'll be moving.
  14. My Goldlink changed to Decision Made a few days ago, and I finally got a letter in the mail yesterday. No email, ever. So check your mailbox!
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